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U.S. drug developer Capricor places Duchenne drug trial on hold

December 26, 2018 1:57 PM
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(Reuters) - Capricor Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday it had put on hold a clinical trial of its drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a muscle-wasting disorder, citing a safety review.

The review follows a severe allergic reaction during infusion of the drug, the company said in a filing here. The patient responded well to medical treatment and is currently asymptomatic.

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